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Kurt Zeltner


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Facts & Figures Born 19... well...sometime between the Second World War and the First Gulf War...
Where? In the Bernese Seeland. In Gampelen, Bern to be precise. The first German-speaking village on the route between Neuchâtel – Bern. Some also say the last. That is to say..... the last Swiss-German village on the route Bern – Neuchâtel. If it's true that Friedrich Dürrenmatt found the “ins”piration for his “Old Lady” on his train journeys from Ins station, then my school would have been the secondary school in “Güllen”. From there, the next step - starting the Art School in Biel/Bienne - was logical. Logical? “So then, Kurty. Lucerne Jazz School! what do you do there? “ asked my neighbor, Farmer Hansueli, when harvesting the sugar beet. “Music”, Young Kurt full of pride, grabs boldly for the next beet. “Music? All day? ... and what is taught when you're doing that?” silence. Another beet. “You know, singing and other stuff...”, my attempt at justification. Silence. A rotten beet. I leave it lying there. “Singing? ...aha...and what can you do with this education?“ Silence again. Two beets at once. “Well, you know....erm... well, you can be anything afterwards...jazz musician, composer, rock star...“ silence for a third time. No beets. “Look, you've left a beet....” continued silence.


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